On October 28th, 2016 Mark Pitta and I celebrated our six year wedding anniversary with a relaxing weekend in Savannah, Georgia. However, with Reno being blind and requiring insulin shots twice a day meant we couldn’t board him and Crystal wasn’t available that weekend to watch him. So Mark asked Kay Richards if she was available and wouldn’t you know it…of course she was!
Mark Pitta and I went from living in a house with two bedrooms to renting one with five bedrooms. We lived close to where I’d be working and there was more than enough space for our collectibles. Mark enjoyed having his own man-cave/home office. The house was so big that we invited Crystal to come and stay with us.
Mark Pitta self-destructive behavior while under stress had cost him his job at KTVU (a Fox affiliate) in San Francisco. In 2001 the SF Gate reported:
Mark Pitta, co-host since March 1999 of KTVU’s popular “Mornings on 2,” left for what station spokesman Kenny Wardell called “an instant vacation” on Tuesday morning just after arriving on the set. KTVU attempts to reach him have been unsuccessful so far, and he has not reported back to work.